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Title: Evaluating School Library Facilities
Author(s): Hayes, Margaret
Subject(s): School libraries
Abstract: The primary purpose of instructional supervision is to facilitate the learning of students by improving the conditions that affect it. Since sound planning for improvement requires an accurate appraisal of the strengths and limitations of existing instructional programs, evaluation is a major responsibility of the supervisor. The evaluation of school libraries has undergone marked changes in recent decades as a result of changes in educational measurement and evaluation. Formerly, appraisal considered only the material aspects of the library program and such elements as budget, holdings, and staff were compared with the standards of state and regional accrediting associations. Today, interest centers upon the effectiveness of the library's service, and attempts are made to judge the contribution of the library program to the personal development of the individual pupil. Appraisal of the adequacy of library facilities continues as a significant aspect of evaluation, however, because of the close relationship between this factor and service.
Issue Date: 1954
Publisher: Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info: In H. Lancour (ed). 1954. The school library supervisor : a report of an institute on school library supervision held at the University of Illinois Library School, October 3-6, 1954. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library Science: 52-59.
Series/Report: Allerton Park Institute (1st : 1954)
Genre: Conference Paper / Presentation
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/1437
ISSN: 0536-4604
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Rights Information: Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. 1954
Date Available in IDEALS: 2007-07-13
 

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